The effect of nanoparticles additives in the drilling fluid on pressure loss and cutting transport efficiency in the vertical boreholes


Тип публикации: статья из журнала

Год издания: 2018

Идентификатор DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2018.08.032

Ключевые слова: Annular channel, Cutting transport, Drilling fluid, Herschel-bulkley model, Laminar flow, Nanoparticles, Non-Newtonian fluids, Pressure loss, Rheology, Vertical borehole

Аннотация: The effect of nanoparticles of various chemical components and sizes on the rheological behaviour of drilling fluids, pressure loss and cuttings transport in the vertical borehole for a laminar flow regime is considered in the paper. The results of numerical and experimental studies are presented. Silicon, aluminium and titanium oxПоказать полностьюides nanoparticles are considered. A drilling fluid is Bentonite-water solution with a mass fraction of 5%. The particles concentration in the solution was varied from 0.25 to 2 wt percentages and the particles sizes ranged from 5 to 50 nm. The dependences of the effective viscosity and rheological parameters of the solutions on the nanoparticles concentrations, sizes and materials were obtained. It was shown that nanoparticles in drilling fluid increase cuttings transport by 17% and decrease the average slip velocity of the sludge particles in 1.7–2.0 times, but the pressure losses when pumping the drilling fluid increase in 2.5 times. © 2018 Elsevier B.V.

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Журнал: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

Выпуск журнала: Vol. 171

Номера страниц: 1149-1158

ISSN журнала: 09204105

Издатель: Elsevier B.V.


  • Minakov A.V. (Siberian Fed Univ, Krasnoyarsk, Russia; RAS, Kutateladze Inst Thermophys, SB, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Zhigarev V.A. (Siberian Fed Univ, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
  • Mikhienkova E.I. (Siberian Fed Univ, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
  • Neverov A.L. (Siberian Fed Univ, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
  • Buryukin F.A. (Siberian Fed Univ, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
  • Guzei D.V. (Siberian Fed Univ, Krasnoyarsk, Russia; RAS, Kutateladze Inst Thermophys, SB, Novosibirsk, Russia)